Remove Problematic, Painful Teeth
A tooth extraction may be required if wisdom teeth are growing in improperly, in cases of severe damage or infection, or to prepare for other surgeries, such as dentures or dental implants. At Allen Oral Surgery & Implant Center, we offer a patient-centered approach and we have anesthesia options available to provide patients with gentle tooth extractions when necessary.
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simple & surgical tooth extractions
Simple and surgical tooth extractions are a fairly routine procedure, and the process usually takes less than five minutes per tooth. This treatment is usually performed to remove severely damaged teeth due to trauma or tooth decay.
For a simple extraction, first your mouth is numbed, then Dr. Allen uses a special tool to loosen your tooth in the socket. Once the tooth has been loosened and is ready for extraction, Dr. Allen uses specialized tools to grasp the tooth securely and pull it out gently. The area will then be cleaned and gauze placed on the extraction site to control any bleeding.
Depending on the condition and placement of the tooth sometimes it is necessary for it to be surgically removed. For this procedure, after Dr. Allen numbs the area and makes an incision around the tooth, folding back the gum. He then sections the tooth into pieces with a drill. The area will then be cleaned, sutured shut, and gauze placed on the extraction site to control bleeding.
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wisdom teeth extractions
Wisdom teeth often grow in during a patient’s teenage years. In many cases, these “third molars” do not have enough room to grow in properly, which can cause pain and discomfort as they erupt. Wisdom teeth may even cause other complications such as tooth infections and changes in your bite. If you or your child have wisdom teeth that are growing in, schedule a consultation with Dr. Allen for an exam to determine whether it is necessary to extract them.
Removing Impacted Wisdom Teeth
If your wisdom teeth fail to erupt properly, they may become “impacted.” This means that they are unable to fully erupt because of the position or placement of the teeth, and this can cause infection and pain. However, because the teeth are not fully erupted, they cannot be removed using basic extraction techniques. Instead bone and tissue must be removed to access the tooth, which is then surgically extracted by Dr. Allen.
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Our team is dedicated to gentle, informative patient care. Dr. Allen will walk you through the entire process of a tooth extraction and recovery in order to ensure that you feel comfortable with your treatment. We also offer a variety of anesthesia options that can help minimize anxiety and discomfort. If you think you may need a damaged tooth extracted, or if your wisdom teeth are beginning to erupt, contact us at (270) 842-0166, or come to our office at 1716 Ashley Circle, Bowling Green, KY 42104 to schedule your appointment.